A beginner’s mind is a beautiful mind. It’s the mind of a child — questing, questioning, welcoming, learning. It is supple and receptive.
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“Beginner’s mind” is a concept that comes from Zen Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist, but this particular concept resonates with me. It’s a mindset, an approach to life that is open, boundless, limitless and infinitely wealthy. Interestingly, Jesus spoke of becoming a child again through the born again experience.
Our mind easily becomes closed and limiting. We may feel secure and proud in our dogmatism. But it stifles life-force.
The key is becoming a child again. Not childish. But embracing fresh beginnings as a child would.
Much possibilities overflow in a child’s mind. The mind of a child innovates. A child will figure it out and find a way. The belief level soars, not yet jaded by the world of big-adult “expert” ideas.
Jesus spoke of this: “You must become like a child to enter my world, a higher dimension of living with new possibilities.”
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